4 posts categorized "UNITED NATIONS"

Nov 30 2012
Need To Know Comments (1)

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Widget boy cultureWater discovered on Mercury.

Widget boy cultureDirector James Gunn apologizes for anti-gay, misogynist rant.

Widget boy cultureMichigan teacher suspended for playing pro-gay music video.

Widget boy cultureVOTE: Palestine state receives U.N. recognition. Thewanted-shirtless-300x289

Widget boy cultureIs Lindsay Lohan a Wanted woman?

Widget boy culturePolish court okays gay inheritance.

Widget boy cultureDominique Strauss-Kahn settles with maid.

Widget boy cultureColin Farrell rides in on white horse.

Widget boy cultureMadonna's corset sells for over $50K.

Widget boy cultureAnother DOMA case ruled unconstitutional.

Widget boy cultureIs Rep. Aaron "I'm not gay" Schock (R-Illinois) a gubernatorial maybe?

Aaron-schock-absCall me "Governor," maybe?

 
Sep 21 2011
President Obama @ The U.N.: "We must stand up for the rights of gays and lesbians everywhere." Comments (1)

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President Obama stands up for gay rights at the U.N.—great to hear and see...

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Jul 19 2010
Suck It, Fellas Comments (0)

SafariScreenSnapz001The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission is now fully accredited by the U.N. even though some prominent Republicans (and quite a few, um, countries) opposed the move. The vote was 23 to 13 with 13(!) abstaining.

IGLHRC "advocates against anti-gay laws and state-sanctioned violence." Hardly the radical group Reps. Chris Smith (R-New Jersey) and Rep. Trent Franks (R-Arizona) painted it to be.

 
Dec 20 2008
United Affront Comments (2)

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Heathcliff is a kitty kiddie comic that apparently still exists. In this recent installment, Heathcliff appears to be calling the ref a fairy, non-verbally. This is the kind of bullshit that probably a lot of gay people no longer find offensive—I think a lot of the unoffendables mistake being a victim or being hypersensitive with calling someone out for perpetuating anti-gay feelings. In other words, I don't feel all teary and threatened, I just feel like if I owned a newspaper I'd can this cat.

The best comment on Queerty, the one I relate to the most, is not the one decrying the horror of this cartoon, nor is it the one pooh-poohing it, it's this one:

"I think that when we're desensitized to epithets, no matter how minor...we've lost the battle."

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Meanwhile, anti-gay attitudes—unchallenged in many ways—in the Arab world (and beyond) are leading the way on an effort at the U.N. to keep gay discrimination A-okay globally. A European faction introduced a measure that would come out against the criminalization of homosexuality that got 66 countries to sign aboard, so Syria proposed a measure that worries such an effort would lead to making pedophilia the norm. 

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And in case you're getting mad at the Arabs, let your anger start at home—the United States of America has not signed the pro-gay measure, claiming its broad language puts it at odds with some of our own states' (anti-gay) laws.

So who's the fairy again?

UPDATE: For a gay-friendly comic strip, try "The Meaning Of Lila," which is the first nationally-syndicated strip featuring an openly-gay lead. My pal Matthew tells me that "Lila" even appears in Stars & Stripes, the military newspaper.